Monday, 16 July 2018

Success In Online Dating

I used to think online dating was just a way to find a quick hook up. So naturally after I left my ex I signed up. You may be thinking that that was a bit of a quick move but mine and my ex's relationship had been loveless from the start, thank King Henry for divorce. I can't say I was looking for love in fact I was just looking for more of a casual thing. There were so many free dating site that it took a while to choose the right one for me.

my dating profile picture
I found creating my profile difficult and trying to find a picture that didn't scream comes with issue's. In my profile it listed a lot of hobbies that weren't actually my hobbies I had just tried them maybe once or twice, it outlined outlines what I wanted in life. Happiness, love and a guy who wasn't an asshole. No sooner had I finished my profile my inbox was getting messages and I felt giddy. Seriously it's a good boost if your feeling shitty. I opened my inbox and was welcomed with an assortment of messages.
'your eyes are like pools I want to drown in'
'your legs must be aching because you have been running through my mind all day'
'your well fit fancy a'
I don't think I need to add the end to that last one. Some I replied to just because they look pretty hot and others I deleted. I couldn't believe how rude some guys were but luckily I have thick skin and could take all the hate when I politely refused offers or ignored them.

After a week of having my profile I had a message from a guy who was younger than me. His message wasn't asking for sex or some cheesy chat up line it was simply asking how I was and what was I look for on this website. I didn't reply straight away in fact it was two days later after I had checked his profile out and to see how far away he was, I was also not too sure as he was younger than me only by 2 years but I wanted someone older to connect with. I sent a simple reply back and we instantly started messaging back and forth, we eventually swapped phone numbers.

We would spend the days texting each other and just getting know each other. At this point I felt nothing romantically, maybe it was because we hadn't actually met. After about 2 months of messaging I was getting ready to go to a pole dancing lesson and just as I set off the lesson was cancelled and I ended up outside his house. This is probably one of the most stupidest of things I have ever done, I had never met this guy and although we had spoken on the phone I had no proof he was who he said he was. His door opened and luckily he was who he said he was, he gave me an awkward hug and said 'Hiya you alright' I giggled and blurted out 'hmm your bit more northern then I thought you'd be'
That night I met his mum, dad and brother and we sat in his room playing on the Xbox. Not what I imagined it would be like when I first met him that's for sure.

One Of Our Dates
We always look back at how weird it was on the night we first actually met and how in hindsight I was really stupid in meeting him at his own house. We have been together now for seven year's we have two pretty awesome kids and we are planning a wedding. Online dating can be a real success you just have to be patient and choose the right website for what you are looking for. There are so many to choose from such as Match Me Happy.

**This is a sponsored post.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

My Ideal Home Improvement's

Currently we don't own our home, which is a shame as there is so much that I would love to do to make the most out of the space we have. We live in a semi-detached 3 bedroom house with a drive and a very spacious garden. We're actually really lucky with the amount of space we have but there is so much potential. The below is what I would love to change about our home if we could and if money wasn't an option.

The Attic
The attic is very large with half of it already being carpeted and decorated plus it has a sky light and electric sockets. This is great as we use it for storage an I often will take myself up there and use the sewing machine. The other half of the attic is how an unused attic looks with wooden beams and dark! The first thing I would do is make use of the all of the space but separate it into two sections, one for storage and one to serve as a fourth bedroom. I would replace the drop down ladder with a staircase as there is more than enough room on the landing. The storage section would also be great to use as a craft room.

The Bathroom 
The only downside to our home is the bathroom. I'm not sure what was done to the house to make the bathroom as small as is it but whatever it was I'm not a fan. We currently have a half bath, which is great for the kids but for someone like me who loves to enjoy a soak with a bath bomb I'm outta luck. I would build an extension towards the back so that we would have a larger space and could fit in a larger bath, maybe one of those nice Jacuzzi baths. As the extension would affect the downstairs I would keep the downstairs toilet and maybe use the larger area as a utility room and somewhere for the dog to have more space.

The Kitchen
So as I have mentioned the plan I have in mind for the bathroom would affect downstairs and as well as creating that space down stairs I would need a door leading into a conservatory. I think a nice conservatory with either bi-folding doors or french doors opening out on to the garden. I would like a lot of light as I would plan to use it mainly as a play and learn room for the kids Jared also has a pretty awesome telescope so lantern roofs would go really nicely. I would go for a nice laminate flooring but cover with a large rug so it didn't get destroyed by the children and dog.
The Driveway
We already have a drive-way the but it's stone's and there isn't a dropped curb. I would get it paved have a drop curbed installed then transform the front garden maybe add a nice tree and a couple of flower pots.

**Please note this is a sponsored post however all thoughts and opinions are of my own. 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

HP Stream 14

A little while back I found myself needing a new laptop as Eryn had managed to fry my circuit board and break my charger on my much loved Acer. All of my pictures and video's of both kids as babies are still on that laptop and I need to find someone more techy than me who can get them off for me. So I was without a laptop which is no good when I have decided to up my blog game. I had a budget to stick to which wasn't very generous but I thought it would get me something that I could use to blog and save my crap on.

I shortlisted about 5 that I thought would do the job, I read the reviews and then made up my mind. The HP Stream was ordered and with me the next day and I loved how it looked. It was smaller than my Acer, lighter than my Acer plus it was purple. I love the purple colour, it wasn't a main selling point but it was nice to be able to have something other than the bog standard black.

I took to setting up the laptop and that is when I noticed it's actually more of a notebook than a laptop but I was fine with that. After a few days a prompt popped up stating there was an update so as you do you save all your stuff and wait for it to update. Error can't update! What the hell do you mean you can't update? I followed instruction's accepted what I needed why won't you update? I tried again and was again faced with ERROR. Storage full can't update. I was shocked how can storage be full when it literally had 5 pictures saved to desktop? I went through and deleted all the stuff that I didn't need like the game's and app's that were already installed. Try again. ERROR.

Delete more stuff. Try again. ERROR.

So I thought sod the update. I'll install the Office 365 which came free with the purchase. It downloaded several things then stopped, so I got in touch via the online chat I gave permission for him to control my laptop from his end. Two hours later he found that there isn't enough storage I told him to delete everything that I didn't and still not enough storage.

Now when I was comparing laptops and reading reviews most of the reviews stated it was great for uni work and for just saving a pictures and surfing the internet. Which is pretty much all I needed it for. This could not be more incorrect!!

If you are considering buying this laptop then I would urge you to think again. This laptop is only good for if you want to use the internet or stream Netflix. It will not save many picture's, word document's and certainly will not have enough space to download anything like Origin (trust me I tried). If you are thinking of buying this for your daughter or son who is off to uni again I would advise against this as they will need to purchase an external hard drive or a mountain of USB sticks.

HP you have basically made a tablet with a keyboard attached.